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July 21, 2012 2:35:22 AM

Hey i'm a total noob at PC's and building them etc. I've purchased the case and blu ray drive, and i plan to purchase all the internals at christmas this year when i get some more money. I've been researching good CPU's GPU's and mother board etc, and have came up with this setup.

motherboard – GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H ($145)
CPU – Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) ($230)
GPU – ASUS HD7850-DC2-2GD5 Radeon HD 7850 ($260)

Firstly would all these components work with each other? Would I be able to play games like skyrim, crysis, BF3 on ultra or high settings with good frame rate?

Would one of these GPU's be a better fit? -

Nvidia GTX 560 Ti ($164)
GTX 570 ($260)
AMD Radeon HD 6950 ($210)

Feedback on all the components will be greatly appreciated, thanks guys (and girls, if there is any).
July 21, 2012 2:43:52 AM

Looks good. I dont have time to look if the mobo is compatible with that Ivy Bridge, so thats what you got to check. :) 
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July 21, 2012 2:53:22 AM

any Z77 motherboard is compatible with an ivy bridge or sandy bridge cpu! so are z68, h67, h61 after a bios update for ivy bridge and b75, H77 or Z75 out of the box.

personally i would go for the 570 but the 7850 trades blows with it; either is ok. forget the 560ti or 6950.

don't forget a cpu cooler to overclock that i5.
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July 21, 2012 2:54:05 AM

They're definitely compatible, I would recommend updating to the latest BIOS for most Z77 boards though as they have fixed quite a few things since they released a few months ago.

The 7850 is by far the best bang for your buck around $250 however a 560Ti for $100 less is some nice savings that you could put towards an SSD instead to get yourself up and running once you grab a PSU.
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July 21, 2012 2:58:33 AM

Don't buy core parts now if you aren't building till Christmas. Prices will drop, new products will be released, return periods will expire, your wasting warranty time etc etc
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July 21, 2012 2:59:17 AM

Anonymous said:
any Z77 motherboard is compatible with an ivy bridge or sandy bridge cpu! so are z68, h67, h61 after a bios update for ivy bridge and b75, H77 or Z75 out of the box.

personally i would go for the 570 but the 7850 trades blows with it; either is ok. forget the 560ti or 6950.

don't forget a cpu cooler to overclock that i5.


Yeah i have to buy other stuff like the cpu cooler etc, but i want to make sure the 3 big hitters are good and compatible. I plan to overclock as well, even though i have no idea what it is and how to do it. But i hear its a good thing, lol.
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July 21, 2012 3:00:46 AM

unksol said:
Don't buy core parts now if you aren't building till Christmas. Prices will drop, new products will be released, return periods will expire, your wasting warranty time etc etc


Yeah yeah i know. I'm just researching right now, i'm waiting till xmas to buy everything because prices may be lower, plus deals, and to make sure i have warranty time to replace any broken components.
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July 21, 2012 3:02:35 AM

unksol said:
Don't buy core parts now if you aren't building till Christmas. Prices will drop, new products will be released, return periods will expire, your wasting warranty time etc etc


^ This I agree with 100%... it's silly to buy things if you can't put it together until Christmas anyways... the only exception being if it's a CRAZY good deal like Black Friday or Boxing Day or whatever. Show some self restraint and bank that money instead until better things come out for the same price.
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July 21, 2012 3:03:33 AM

sephmeister said:
They're definitely compatible, I would recommend updating to the latest BIOS for most Z77 boards though as they have fixed quite a few things since they released a few months ago.

The 7850 is by far the best bang for your buck around $250 however a 560Ti for $100 less is some nice savings that you could put towards an SSD instead to get yourself up and running once you grab a PSU.



Yeah i think im going to go with the 7850. I'm not sold on the SSD's, i'm just going to get a regular HD to start with and later when i've recouped some money i'll upgrade/add on. Also, how much wattage would i need from a PSU to run this? I was going to go for a 750W
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July 21, 2012 3:06:05 AM

unksol said:
Don't buy core parts now if you aren't building till Christmas. Prices will drop, new products will be released, return periods will expire, your wasting warranty time etc etc

BLACK friday!
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July 21, 2012 3:07:46 AM

Where are you finding a 560 ti for $164?
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July 21, 2012 3:09:34 AM

A 750 is overkill but good if you want to leave the window open for crossfire. A good 500W is more than enough for the new gen of graphics cards if you're looking for places to trim your budget.
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July 21, 2012 3:10:14 AM

Mr_____ said:
Where are you finding a 560 ti for $164?


Not too sure where i saw that, maybe it was a misprint or something, I may have seen one on ebay?
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July 21, 2012 3:35:45 AM

fyi, any 7850 will not draw more than 150 watts each (there is only one 6 pin power connection)
so even a xfire set up will not use more than 450 watts total for the whole system

a quality 650 watt PSU will be more than enough.

now those 570s need a lot more power; close to 200 watts each.
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July 28, 2012 12:21:42 AM

Best answer selected by lukeyD27.
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